Oregon St.'s senior center Angus Brandt will have to red-shirt this season, after suffering a knee injury. - (Photo by Andy Wooldridge)
Oregon St.'s 6'10" senior center Angus Brandt is out for the season. An MRI taken today after the team returned from the 2K Sports Classic in New York, NY, revealed damage to Brandt's right knee, which buckled when he caught a pass from Challe Barton and began a cut late in the Beavers' game Friday against Purdue, according to head coach Craig Robinson.
Further details about the injury were not immediately released, but Robinson did indicate that Brandt should be ready to return next year. Subsequently, it was determined that Brandt suffered a tear to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament in his right knee.
Brandt played as a true freshman, and with only 4 games in the books so far this season, still qualifies to use this year as a red-shirt season.
Brandt averaged 11.3 points and 8.5 rebounds in the first four games for the Beavers, who are off to a 3-1 start, after beating the Boilermakers 66-58 Friday to take third place in the tournament. He was shooting 44 % from the floor, including 5 of 12 on 3 pointers.
(Connor Pelton also contributed to this report.)